Swap-bot Time: February 17, 2018 10:55 pm


Date Joined: July 30, 2017
Last Online: February 17, 2018
Birthday: October 14
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! my name is Lori; I am an artist and jewelry designer living in Blue Ridge, GA. I share my studio space with my wonderful husband Chuck and our cats "Buddy" and "Ghost". I love to travel and enjoy sleeping under the stars whenever we can get away to camp. I also enjoy working on my flower garden and home improvement projects. I recently retired from the corporate world and look forward to growing my Jewelry Business.

NOTE: I live in the mountains. Getting to the post office during the winter months can sometimes be a challenge due to the icey winding roads. I will always send my swaps on time if at all possible, but occasionally weather may slow me down. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy many crafts, repurposing old furniture, and creating interesting objects from flea market finds. I make jewelry using lampwork beads, metal clay, semi precious stones and pearls. I sell my crafts at outdoor festivals, barn sales, and on Etsy. I'm really open to trying any and all crafts; I really love making Artist Trading Cards too.

08/25/17 - Just completed a metal clay jewelry class at the John C. Campbell Folk Art School, the instructor was Pam East.

08/01/17 - currently working on a sea glass and sea shell project, it will be a large hanging sun catcher. Gathering Supplies.

Favorite Music

Currently I'm enjoying Yacht Rock. I also love 70's and 80's music and smooth Jazz.

A favorite tune is: September by Earth Wind and Fire.

First dance at our wedding: Someone Like You by Van Morrison.

Favorite Books

Anything! I'm an avid reader and usually have two books going at any given time....I belong to a fun monthly book club.

Just finished: Where'd You Go, Bernadette?; Killers of the Flower Moon; 1000 White Women; The Orphan Train; A Man Called Ove, Defending Jacob; The Rosie Project; The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry;

Favorite Television

I watch a lot of HGTV and the Food Network. I also watch some reality TV - Project Runway; Ink Master, Top Chef, and Bachelor/Bachelorette (it's my guilty pleasure). I'm also a BIG fan of Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey.

Other Favorites...

Colors: Purple and Turquoise and Aqua

Themes: Beach, Camping, Nature, Vintage, Animals, and Travel.

Holidays: Halloween and Christmas

Postcards: Naked is great or envelope if space for postage is limited.

Collections: Salt and Pepper Shakers, and Zuni Fetish carved animals.

My Most Favorite Thing:... Barns - photos, cards, drawings, etc...

Wish List

Craft Supplies of any type! Some of my favorites:

Beads, buttons, findings;

Sea glass, sea shells, other treasures from the sea, and wine corks

Old jewelry chain, charms, or unwanted jewelry that I can repurpose;

Any Ephemera especially Tim Holtz items; ribbon or string; Washi tape samples; die cuts; stamps and ink pads,

ATC cards (ready to use); handmade papers, pages from vintage books; Note cards and envelopes. Maps of any kind. Old Sheet Music. new or used postage stamps (collectible).

I love Postcards; especially of famous artists (portraits or works), watercolors, and outdoor travel (camping, state parks, national monuments, beautiful landscapes, etc...). I really love Lantern Press Postcards, any location.

Not a Fan of....

NOT my favorites:

Clowns (they creep me out)

Gothic (too dark for me, I'm a colorful person)

Kid Stickers

Superhero Anything

Zombies and Vampires (scary...)

Big Eye kids or Giant Eye animals (they also creep me out)


kfaye rated for Cozy For Valentine's Day on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! I love the bracelet & the ATC bookmark <3 I didn't know Jo has a magazine too! :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, I hope the bracelet is a good fit, my custom made jewelry can be adjusted if you need another size. Happy Valentines Day...a little late.
shellybuckmeier rated for 5/5 ATC Valentine's (USA) on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the adorable ATC! Thanks also for all the fun extra goodies you sent!
katmiller rated for WIYM: Profile ATC Swap-USA on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I loved this ATC and its theme and your note! You're a wonderful artist! Thanks again!! :)
annielou rated for 5/5 ATC Valentine's (USA) on Feb 11, 2018
Comment: Yes, I definitely think you captured a retro feel to this ATC and it is GORGEOUS! And gosh, thank you for all the extras!!
Midsummerlily rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R33 on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful pages in your new journal! I feel very privileged to be the first swapper to decorate pages! 💖
Tessssssa rated for WIYM: Pocket Letter - Flowers on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: What a joy to come home and find a lovely decorated envelope in the mail. Your pocket letter is beautiful, you did a great job. And thanks for the goodies, I can't wait to try the hot chocolate!
Candyn29 rated for ATC - Free Themed #32 (USA) on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Beautiful art and envelope! Anyone who gets you as a partner is super lucky
Response: I was looking back to see if you'd been my partner previously...yes...I made you a quail ATC. It was the second or third swap that did, I was and still am a newbie, I'm glad you enjoy my art. Happy Swapping!
MissLatitude rated for I Love Ephemera Swap! on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Loved it!!! Can't wait to use.
Lorivintage55 rated for Mail Art Decorated Envelope on Feb 4, 2018
Comment: Gorgeous envies and very nice extras. I was just in FL this past week and I was cold down there for the first time ever. But then I got home and I was mad at myself for complaining about FL weather LOL Your envie is going out tomorrow. Sorry for the delay! :)
Kskollections rated for Groundhog ATC swap on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Way too cute! Thanks for everything!
luv2kraft rated for 5/5 ATC Valentine's (USA) on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: Abundant thanks for the wonderful ATC. I really appreciate all the extra goodies.
kfaye rated for 5/5 ATC Valentine's (USA) on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: I love the ATC you made <3 Thank you SO MUCH for the wedding advice!!! You are very sweet :) Thank you for the extras too. Happy valentine's Day!
Larina rated for 5/5 ATC Valentine's (USA) on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful butterfly heart ATC! I love it!! Thanks so much for all the extras as well!
Soapboxgirl rated for Mail Art Decorated Envelope on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: Way over the top on the decorated envie!!! I'm saving it because it's so awesome!! Thank you so much for going above and beyond!!! <3 <3 <3
Comment: Hi Lori. Liked your New Years resolutions, especially getting rid of clutter, doing an act of kindness each day. Will check duolingo to see what language I can learn. All the best for 2018.
flowerfield rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #1 on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: Well, Miss Lori! I was having a rough day until the mail came! I love the mail art you drew with the three blind mice 🐭! And thank you for all the sweet little things you sent! I love them all and will definitely put them to good use! Fun swap! A+
Comment: Beautiful thank you so much!
kristy rated for Holiday Recycled ATC on Jan 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing! :) I love the festive layout.
Comment: I’m sorry for taking so long to read you letter, fellow Lori. I’ve been rather busy. Well, I kinda always am. I’m just that sort of person. / I loved hearing about your ladies club. I’ve wanted to do something like that and you’ve given me some hope about it. / Your kitty story was adorable & I’m glad you’re getting mobile with your arm, again! / I love Outlander! I’m reading it’s companion John Grey books now. / Your whole message was very optimistic & it made me smile. Happy New Year!

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RiverTopanga on Dec 27, 2017:

Profile check for Holiday Recycled ATC. Welcome to the swap! Hope you have fun creating this one :-)

esmy77 on Oct 23, 2017:

Thank you for the gorgeous

day of the dead envelope

You are so generous, it was

packed with all sort of goodies

truly appreciated

snail mail by esmeralda3

MsLee on Oct 16, 2017:

Happy Belated Birthday. I hope that you went out and celebrated.

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 4, 2017:

Thank you so much for the whale! I shall love it for ever!

Toby2017 on Sep 30, 2017:

Hi and welcome to Newbie Helpers! Come check out the forums for valuable information and please join in on some of the swaps! Looking forward to swapping with you!

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